Touching, poignant ‘Vagina’ opens at Shubert

September 19, 2001 • 1
Eve Ensler was worried about vaginas. So she traveled around the world asking women questions like “If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?” and receiving answers like “A male tuxedo, sequins and tattoos.” The result was “The Vagina Monologues,” a show that is short, funny and poignant. It comes to the Shubert Theater »

Cross Campus filled with candles, silence

September 12, 2001 • 0
Nearly 3,000 students silently converged on Cross Campus last night to commemorate the tragedies of yesterday’s terrorist attacks. Yale President Richard Levin and University Chaplain Frederick Streets organized the largest of a series of vigils held on and around campus Tuesday evening. Students pressed between Berkeley’s north and south courtyards, from Sterling Memorial Library to »

Long Wharf Theater loses its artistic director

September 7, 2001 • 0
In a move that shocked New Haven theatergoers, Doug Hughes, the artistic director of The Long Wharf Theater, resigned from his position this summer following five years of service. This departure leaves two of Connecticut’s biggest regional theaters headless. The Yale Repertory Theater and Yale School of Drama have been searching for over a year »

Exhibition shows off recent grads’ designs

September 6, 2001 • 0
The Yale School of Architecture kicked off a new exhibition yesterday which showcases the exemplary work of some of their up-and-coming recent graduates. Yale President Richard Levin spoke at an opening ceremony last night for the show, which occupies the gallery space on the ground floor of the Art and Architecture building. The exhibition, called »

‘StaXXX’ trailer has stacks — and some skin

April 25, 2001 • 0
Porn ‘N Chicken delivered a hint of the former and none of the latter at its much-hyped Tercentennial weekend preview of “The StaXXX.” Rather than screening the movie, the would-be pornographers attached a trailer for it to a Yale Film Society preview of “The Golden Bowl,” a new Merchant/Ivory film, which was screened at the »

Drama dean is leaving; is prestige already gone?

April 5, 2001 • 0
Members of the Yale drama community are beginning to wonder why almost a full year after Stan Wojewodski, the dean of the Yale School of Drama, announced his resignation, there is still no replacement in sight. Nearly one year ago, Wojewodski announced he would leave his post at the drama school and as artistic director »

British Art Center head to leave position

March 19, 2001 • 0
After five years at the helm of the second-largest museum of British art in the world, Yale Center for British Art Director Patrick McCaughey is stepping down from his post. McCaughey announced March 9 that he will leave his position when his contract runs out in June. Since his appointment in 1996 McCaughey has helped »

Levin says new Drama dean may not come next year

February 26, 2001 • 0
Having failed to find a new dean for the Yale School of Drama in a timely fashion, Yale President Richard Levin announced Friday that current dean Stan Wojewodski Jr. may keep his position for another year. In a letter addressed to the Drama School community, Levin reported that Wojewodski may keep his position after his »

Troupes dance for AIDS victims

February 19, 2001 • 0
Yalies united, stood up and danced this weekend to support New Haven AIDS victims. Alliance for Dance members at Yale performed on the Woolsey Hall stage Saturday to raise money for AIDS Interfaith Network, a New Haven treatment center for the victims of the disease. ADAY is an umbrella organization that unites Yale’s diverse dance »

ACT director courted for Drama dean post

February 16, 2001 • 0
The list of candidates to replace outgoing Yale School of Drama Dean Stan Wojewodski Jr. is getting shorter now that key prospects Jon Jory, Anne Bogart and JoAnne Akalaitis are no longer being considered, sources said. Sources in the theater community said Carey Perloff, artistic director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, is »

Studios fling doors open

October 9, 2000 • 1089
This week City-Wide Open Studios is putting 350 New Haven artists on the map. The organization takes local artists’ work and provides exhibition space all over the city in a three-week celebration of the Elm City’s art. The opening celebration was held Friday night at the Chamberlain Building (77 Crown St.). A jazz band played »